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January 22, 2014

Keosauqua City Council takes a look at new pool

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• Troy Sedore, with Sedore Inc., presented a request to be considered for trash service for the city. Sedore said that his company could save the city between $200,000 and $400,000 over the life of the Waste Management contract, which expires in 2020. Eventually, after his food composting operation starts, he will be able to recycle 94 percent of the trash.

Any discussion was tabled until the February meeting after city attorney, John Morrissey, has looked over the current Waste Management contract.

• The council named the Van Buren County Register as its official newspaper, designated John A. Morrissey as city attorney and named Community First Bank as its depository of funds.

• Tax abatement application from Nathan Manning was approved.

• Kelsey and Joe Nank updated the council on repair costs for sewer backup at 814 Country Lane Road. The Nanks reported that their out-of-pocket costs were $10,525.74, not including their time. The city’s insurance offered $6,000. City attorney Morrissey discussed the matter with the council. He said the issues include comparative fault among other things. He will contact ICAP to discuss further compensation.

• Superintendent Jim Chambers was given permission to gravel and maintain access to a manhole at 701 Dodge St. Chambers also informed the council the Van Buren Telephone Company will have a company here this summer doing pole work. Chambers also told the council that there would be a need to purchase a new locator before this summer. Council approved the request.

Chambers presented a possible five-year-contract agreement with Municipal Pipe to film and clean all the city sewer lines. Kent Rice advised the council on the potential benefits of such a contract. Discussion tabled until the next meeting.

• City attorney Morrissey updated the council on the TIF district proposal. The file date was set for Feb. 11.

• Nuisances at several properties were discussed.

• A council budget work session was approved for Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. The council did vote to set the public hearing for the FY15 budget for 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at City Hall.

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